You know them. You love them. You're spending rent money on concert tickets to see them even though you're over the age of 30, and who can blame you? We're right there waiting in the virtual Ticketmaster line with you. The Jonas Brothers are one of the greatest boy bands of all time, and we're set on never letting them go, no matter how many times they want to break up and get back together. We've been with them since the beginning, or as we like to call it: middle school, and we're sticking with them until we're old and gray. We knew we kept those concert t-shirts and J-14 posters for a reason.
Between the ups and downs, the break ups and the reunions and the many, many weddings (looking at you, Nick Jonas), the JoBros have given us more bops than we can count. Between Nick's falsettos, Joe Jonas's killer choruses, and Kevin Jonas's smooth guitar, how could they not? From the very beginning way back in New Jersey and the creation of It's About Time all the way to the mature and long-awaited Happiness Begins and everything in between (hi, Camp Rock), it's hard to pick out the best hits. Our favorite brothers know how to deliver a range of emotions, melodies and more, and we love them all, but some just stick above all the rest. Check out our list of our top 20 favorite Jonas songs below, and see if your favorites make the cut.
We're starting our list with this throwback jam. "I Am What I Am" featuring a prepubescent Nick J voice is one of their best original songs, and we're so glad its making a comeback with Chasing Happiness. We love this self-love anthem, even if it's a little old and a little forgotten. We know the Jonas Brothers have always remained pretty true to themselves amidst all the craziness, and we love that they're trying to help fans and listeners do the same. They make it easy to support them, and this song is just the pick-me-up that we need sometimes. It may be last on our list, but that doesn't mean we don't love it!
Growing up in the spotlight, and especially on the Disney Channel, can sometimes mean only one thing: drama. When Taylor Swift, who was featured in the 3D movie and dated Joe for a split second, released her song "Forever & Always" about their breakup, the middle Jonas brother made sure to respond. Their song "Much Better" gets to the point quick opening with the lines, "Get a rep for breakin' hearts. Now I'm done with superstars and all the tears on her guitar. I'm not bitter." We're glad they're over the drama now, but we can't help but love the disco vibes from this song. We know that diss tracks aren't always cute, but we hope they'll continue to play this in the future as an ode to how far he and Taylor have come in moving past their short-lived fling. After all, they've both found happiness with other people now and THAT'S much better.
We were elated when we heard the Jonas Brothers would be getting their own TV show, aptly called Jonas. The show was clever, funny and best of all, had great music. "Keep It Real," which was also featured on the album Lines, Vines and Trying Times, was one of the songs featured on the show. This upbeat song about living life in the fast lane of Hollywood and still staying true to yourself definitely makes our list. We loved watching them transform from kids on Disney to the adults they are today, and they've definitely opened up more and more along the way. This meaningful, horn-filled bop is one of our low-key favorites, and we'll watch the reruns just to catch it.
Coming in at number 14 is "Goodnight and Goodbye," one of our favorites off the Jonas Brothers album, even if it comes in towards the end of the ranking. Vastly underrated (as are many of the songs that weren't released as singles), this song has a great breakdown, an awesome chorus, and some great Nick J. vocals. It's always been a great part of the 3-D movie and the tour, and we're glad to see it's been featured in their Amazon Prime documentary, Chasing Happiness. It's not one of the classics you might associate with the brothers, but it's one of the greats in our opinion and has earned its place on the list.
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If anything captures the essence of the Jonas Brothers, it's "That's Just the Way We Roll." This silly song off of the album, Jonas Brothers, is a perfect example of the great sense of humor and the willingness to be ridiculous that we love about these three guys. "There's a whale in the pool with my mother, and my dad paints the house different colors" is maybe not the most profound lyric, but it's a great example of the range of emotions, songs, and talent of the brothers. This song comes in at number 13, and that's just the way it rolls.
The high-pitched "ah" after the breakdown in "Pushing Me Away" is worthy of it's own Grammy in our opinions. It's no surprise that this song peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, though we've given in the number 12 spot on our list. It was the third release from A Little Bit Longer, so it was a bit overshadowed by the previous singles. However, we think it's still deserving of a spot on our list, and we're happy to turn back to those DVDs to catch the live performances when we can. We're push, push, pushing it to the top of the charts after we start listening to it again.
A lot of great things came out of the Camp Rock era, and one of the best is this collaboration with fellow star Demi Lovato. Featured on her 2008 album, Don't Forget," On the Line," features powerful vocals for a powerful breakup theme. This heartbreaking song gives us all the feels, and we can't help but scream this song every time we hear it. It was never quite popular enough to make it into our top ten, but it deserved to be. Can we start one of those Twitter campaigns to get it on the radio or into the tour setlist? We definitely have some hashtags ready.
We're kicking off our top ten with Lines, Vines and Trying Times song "Fly With Me." Featured in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (which also featured the brothers as singing cherubs), the song is a powerful piano hit based on Kevin's relationship with his now-wife, Danielle. This love song differs a bit from the previously mentioned with it's increased tempo and heavily featured piano (thanks, Nick) and we love the Disney references. Knowing that Kevin and his brothers wrote it as an ode to his love makes it all the better.
We'd be remiss if we didn't include the class Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock, in our rankings and especially in our top ten. Starring as the band, Connect 3, the JoBros got the chance to show off their acting chops(?) and work on some different music. There are a lot of great hits throughout the movie, sung with fellow Disney alum Demi Lovato, but our favorite for the brothers is definitely "Play My Music." Our number-nine song is fun and exciting and reminds us a little bit of why the boys do what they do. It's relatable and heartwarming, it's a great plot point in the movie, and it's a perfect hit for the time it was released.
Coming in at number eight is a big Jonas Brothers classic: "S.O.S." We love this song with our whole hearts, and you know we haven't forgotten the choreography we made up to it either. Though it doesn't quite hold the same level of admiration as other singles like "Burnin' Up," it would be silly to not think that this 2007 song would make it into the top 10. Written by Nick himself, we love the nostalgia of lyrics like "a conversation on IM" that take us back to our middle school internet flings. "S.O.S" claims the number-eight rank with these great lyrics and fun lines we love to sing and holds down the lower part of the top ten to let more upbeat and well-known songs fill the top spots.
One of their more upbeat songs, "Tonight" makes the list at number seven. An incredible single, the A Little Bit Longer song takes on a different topic than its predecessors. Focusing on not being able to come to a compromise or conclusion in a fight, the song differs from all of the love they're usually dishing out, and we don't hate it. The song makes us want to jump around, dance and yell, and reminds us of the good old days of the Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, which we still watch on DVD from time to time. This song gets the number seven spots for its tempo, its lyrics, and all the rest.
Boy, do the Jo Bros know how to write a love song. The 2007 hit "When You Look Me in the Eyes," off the album Jonas Brothers, had us swooning from the first line and kept us drooling long after they dropped the matching black-and-white tour video to go with it. We can't count it above "Lovebug" in the love song category because we're not sure it's as much of a classic JB hit, but it puts up a tough fight. We're hoping everyone out there is taking notes because this song is exactly how we want our boyfriends and girlfriends to talk, or sing, to us.
One of the first times we laid eyes on the JoBros they were strumming guitars and jumping on (and into) couches during the Disney Channel commercial breaks, singing their hearts out to "Year 3000." The rest, of course, is pop music American history. Even though the song is a cover, originally performed by the UK band, Busted (who knew?!), we can't help but love it as a Jonas original. It's the song that started it all — it starts off our top five as it remains one of the most quintessential and popular of the Jonas Brothers songs and one of the most fun. We can't get enough of this blast from the future, and we hope they play it forever.
I think we can all agree that the most iconic moment of 2007 was the Hannah Montana episode, "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas." The episode featured Billy Ray Cyrus working with the boys and leaving his daughter a little jealous. Long story short, we got to hear Miley Cyrus's hit "We Got the Party" sung as a collaboration, and we're forever thankful. We'd go on to get a lot more collabs out of the Disney stars on Miley/Hannah's tour and following 3D movie. This song, though not originally a JB song, is one of the best things to come out of the Disney days for both parties. It's upbeat, fun, great to dance to, and forever in our top five.
You cant make a top five without "Lovebug." It would be a crime to leave out this butterfly-inducing love song. The hit features a lot of fun dialogue with their band members, has a music video based on The Notebook and makes us wish it was about us. We know this song will always be around, and will always be a part of the tour (Nick even performed it while touring solo), and we're okay with it. Did this song even make us think about taking up tap dancing? Yep, it's that good. This cute and quirky energy has earned the number-three spot on our list and a big spot in our hearts.
When the Jonas Brothers said they were making a comeback, they meant it. Arguably one of their best songs of all time, "Sucker" did the dang thing and had a phenomenal music video featuring the Jonas Sisters to back it up. With Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra, and Danielle Jonas on the scene and screaming, the song only gets better. This song has the JB quirkiness we've always known and love with a mature and modern sound. The new vibes they're putting out for their new album don't stray too far from the JB we know and love. They just make it better. We'll have it on repeat for all of 2019, and we're not ashamed to say it.
We couldn't not rank this JoBro song first. This hit and its incredible music video are synonymous with the Jonas Brothers brand, and let's face it, it's got everything. A rap verse by Big Rob, Nick on a speed boat dressed as James Bond, Kevin doing kung fu. This song had women coming to concerts in high heels and red dresses by the hundreds in 2008, and we're still doing it in 2019. It's been over a decade, and "Burnin' Up" is still one of the best songs of all time. Our cars might not be able to play our A Little Bit Longer CDs anymore, but this song is still at the top of all our streaming playlists, our karaoke routines, and our party requests. Give the people what they want.